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Direct Link To This Post Topic: [Noob Question] Breaking in Boots.
    Posted: Apr/24/2009 at 7:21am
How do you guys do it?

Just ride em' out? Or stick them on and walk around in them.

I'm not sure, I don't want to go up to the mountain and have an uncomfortable ride, or is this the main way to break the boot in? Or Am I able to stick them on and just walk around at home to break it in?


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/24/2009 at 7:27am
I like to put them on and walk around my house for a while.  but you really get them broken in best/even better after riding them for some time
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/24/2009 at 7:32am
Originally posted by Jdsimmons2

I like to put them on and walk around my house for a while.  but you really get them broken in best/even better after riding them for some time
 
That is what I do also. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/24/2009 at 7:42am
Sweet sounds like my orginal plan. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/24/2009 at 7:45am
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/10/2010 at 11:45am
Originally posted by Jdsimmons2

I like to put them on and walk around my house for a while.  but you really get them broken in best/even better after riding them for some time

I have new-ish boots and put them on today to walk around the house. I'm hoping that if they get "worn in" during the summer, I'll be all set for next winter.

When you wear your boots around the house, do you tighten them? Or just leave them loose so you'll have mobility and won't have to clomp around the house like a horse? Does it make a difference? Are you just wearing the liners? 

I know it's not rocket science and that I sound like a total doof, so thanks in advance for your help! 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/10/2010 at 2:29pm
how long do they usually take to break in? ive taken mine on 2 days already and still not fully broken in.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/10/2010 at 2:32pm
try soaking them in hot water first its a little uncomfortable but helps them mold to your feet faster
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/12/2010 at 9:04am
just take them to where you bought them and have them heat mold them to your feet but if you just try riding them hard w/out breaking them hard you'll get a nasty toenail like i did lolOuch
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/12/2010 at 9:11am
I have the vans jamie lynn's. awesome boots!the inner boot thing moulds to your feet using your own body heat. and they're so comfortable right from the box, i diddnt even break them in or nothing. abit pricy but you get what you pay for.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/12/2010 at 9:15am

would also like to know since I just got some new Rulers and need to break them in. With my last pair I really didn't think about it, just put them on and went boarding.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/12/2010 at 9:19am
I thought there was a post on this already, but I can't find it.  Anyways, lot's of different suggestions out there:
1.  Break them in by wearing them in the house
2.  By riding them and break in over a couple of sessions
3.  No break in period
4.  Wear them in your sleepBig smile

Ok, #4 was not a suggestion, and I don't suggest it.  I wore mine in the house after heating them up.  But, for my first pair, I didn't break them in.  I just rode them on the mountain.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/12/2010 at 1:38pm
I just purchased a pair of Rulers as well. How tight should they feel at first? My toes are definitely uncomfortable, as they touch the end of the boot. Is this normal?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/12/2010 at 1:41pm
Originally posted by RideTimeless

I wore mine in the house after heating them up.

Did you wear the entire boot? Or just the liner?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/12/2010 at 1:45pm
My big toe just barely touches the front of the liner, new boots will pack out though so the touching should be reduced by the time they are broken in.

I put my liners in the dryer for a little while to warm them up then back in the boot, laced them up as tight as I could and wore  around the house for about an hour.

after that and about 3 days of riding they were nice and comfy.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/12/2010 at 1:46pm
I heat moulded my boots the other day
 
Creating hi point relief pads (ankles, navicular or any other pressure points)

You want to get something thats about 1.5mm tall and able to be cut into shape like sticky foam or cardboard circles taped (sierra snowboard box cardboard squashed works well) with skinny wide tape so that it doesn't come off when putting your socks on.
You might want more space for your toes, so you will need to cut up a few pairs of old socks and put the toe ends on your toes then your socks. I didn't have any spare old socks to cut up so I used a 1.5mm thick tape to create a smooth cap that goes over my toes.
I molded my boots with only a relief pad on my navicular bone and toe cap, I was only going to put a pad on the navicular bone but in the last minute I decided that I will also make a toe cap and I am happy I did because it really makes a difference.

Molding the boot

1. Turn oven on to 120 degrees Celsius
2. Remove shoes from the box
3. Remove the paper from the boot
4. Remove the boot liner
5. Remove insole from the liner
6. Place both the moldable liners into the oven, set timer for 15 mins
7. Put the relief pads and toe caps on
8. Put a thin snowboard sock on
9. After your 15 mins is up, pull 1 liner out, put the insole back in and put the liner back into the shell, do this as fast as you can without curling/crimping anything up (check with your hand to see if everything is ok)
10. Put your foot into the boot, do the boot up but don't squash the life out of your liner because it's very soft
11. Do steps 9-10 to the other boot
12. Stand in your snowboarding position (knees bent etc). If you want better heel hold, get your toes up by placing your toes on a plank of wood or box from a swix 180g bar (about 5cm tall). The first 5 mins are very important, so stay in your snowboarding position. After the first 5 mins has past, you can now walk around for at least 10 mins so that the liners cool down.
13. Pull your foot out ot the boot, remove the pressure relief pads and toe caps
14. Put your foot back into to the boot to test your well fitting boot.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/12/2010 at 1:49pm
I wore my new boots around the house a few times to break them in. My wife got a good laugh, but there perfect and didnt have to suffer while on the mountain to break them in. Heat molding is great, but youll get the same effect if you just break in moldable liners over time. Local board shops usually will heat mold them for you if you want.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/12/2010 at 4:49pm
I usually wear mine around and sinch them up tight.  Sometimes you'll find odd pressure points that only show up after a few hours of wearing.  If you know before hand, you can adjust the fit a bit so that won't happen on the hill.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/15/2010 at 9:45am
wear em around the house. boarding with them is pretty much the sure fire way to breaking them in tho
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/15/2010 at 9:51am
are they heat moldable? wear them around the house for a couple hours a day.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/15/2010 at 12:54pm
I've never broken my boots in, I just wear them when I go boarding.  It really makes no difference to me. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/28/2010 at 5:57am
It's May and I've been wearing my around the house the past couple of days. Sure, my wife laughs at me but when that first snowfall hits I'm going to be ready!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/28/2010 at 6:02am
Originally posted by ctoma

It's May and I've been wearing my around the house the past couple of days. Sure, my wife laughs at me but when that first snowfall hits I'm going to be ready!


somebody is alittle eager Wink

I have personally never broken my boots in, they were super comfy from the first day and have never had any issues (as in the rulers, motos on the other hand are just plain crap).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/03/2010 at 11:04pm
I walk around in the house if it's not the right season, my brother laughs at me for making so much noise, but hey it's worth it! For my previous pair of boots, I just broke them in on my first couple days of riding.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/03/2010 at 11:17pm
I take out the liners and walk around in them for a bit the week before taking them out.  It feels like I'm softening the padding/cushion so they feel a bit looser when I actually go riding in them.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/03/2010 at 11:19pm
I've never done any of this. I just try and ride it out on the mountain.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/03/2010 at 11:35pm
I've gone through two boots, and i've never really had any uncomfortable experiences. my breaking in consists of trying on the boots for like 10 minutes and then riding in it for the remainder of the season. haha, never had a problem
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/03/2010 at 11:35pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTYsseOEXrQ

It's not a snowboard boot, but the concept is the same
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/11/2010 at 10:03am
I have a pair of Burton Freestyles. The first session with them had my feet hurting by the end of the day. The second time out was much better though. They packed out a bit and by the end of the second session, they were much more comfortable.
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